Under the Employee Compensation Act, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Workers' Compensation Program enforce regulations that aid in protecting employees' compensation when injured on the job. These federal regulations can be found on the U.S. Government Publishing Office's website.
The U.S. Department of Labor has delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the Director of the Office of Workers Compensation Program. If an employee worked for a private company or a state government when injured, he should contact the worker-compensation program for the state in which he lived or worked. The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs does not have a role in the administration or oversight of state worker-compensation programs.